The management of Dangote Cement has said that Nigeria’s price of cement is in line with or lower than prices across the West African coast.

The company clarified that the price of a bag of cement from its factories across Nigeria – as at 28th August 2023 – is N4,010 in Okpella and N4,640 in Ibese, Obajana, and Gboko.

It added that including transportation costs and the location of delivery, prices could range between N5,000 and N5,300 per bag.

Dangote Cement made this clarification in view of recent misinformation that the company sells cement in Nigeria at significantly higher prices relative to other countries, particularly the Republic of Benin, and other neighbouring countries.

Dangote Cement’s Group Managing Director, Arvind Pathak, advised that it is important to distinguish Dangote Cement’s ex-factory prices from prices at which retailers sell cement in the market.

He said, “Our check in Cotonou, the commercial capital of the Republic of Benin indicated that cement sells between CFA 3,495 and CFA 4,500, which at the current exchange rate of CFA 1: NGN 1.43 is between N4,997 and N6,435 per bag.”

Pathak said that Dangote Cement is focused on delivering quality cement at the best price possible, despite the current inflationary environment.

He added, “We continue to innovate new ways to deliver quality products to millions of our customers across Africa, while providing top-notch customer services.

“At Dangote Cement, we are committed to building an inclusive and sustainable business for all stakeholders across the value chain.”


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